You had George Floyd; an economy that looked shaky at best; a presidential election like no other; RBG dying; and January 6. Add all those things up—it all felt like law was where the action was.
— Andrew Cornblatt, dean of admissions at Georgetown University Law Center, commenting on what drove the 2021 law school admissions cycle to become one for the record books, with first-year law school applications surging by 13%, for the biggest annual increase in almost 20 years.
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.
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